Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Admit that something is wrong

2Ch 7:14 "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

I live in "The Gringo Zone" of Mexico, which is full of retired Americans. You would think that after being saved for decades, we would have a thriving Christian community here. Instead, we have a series of failed churches, with most Christians doing little with their lives. There are some genuinely Christian churches here, and they are beset by politics and back-stabbing by church members who believe that spiritual maturity is indicated by your ability to seize leadership positions in the church, even if they are not being used by God.

The Bible contains no such teaching; in fact, it teaches that God will hold leaders to account for their failures. A major step forward for many Christians would be: HUMBLE YOURSELF BY ADMITTING THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG.

If Christians are not growing, something is wrong. If no one is getting saved, something is wrong. If God's people are fighting each other, something is wrong. If you are in the same place spiritually that you were in years ago, something is wrong.

A good place to start growing in the Lord is with humility: admit that something is wrong.

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